Sunday, 8 December 2013
A man wandering in the desert, dressed in clothes made of camel hair, and eating locusts and wild honey. (Mark 1:4-8).
Not exactly sartorial elegance. More of an eccentric if you ask me.
Yet this was a man with a mission.
His mission – to tell everyone about Jesus. To prepare them for His arrival.
His name – John, the Baptist. In case you confuse him with another John.
An outspoken man who feared no one in his quest to do what God had asked him. He even dared to criticize the king, and paid dearly with his life for doing so. (Mark 6:14-29).
His legacy to us?
Courage and Obedience.
Despite living in dangerous times, this man had courage to speak out and tell the world about Jesus; and dared tell the King that he was wrong.
How often are we presented with the opportunity to speak about God, about our religion and our Christianity. Do we shy away and miss a good opportunity to witness for our Lord? Or have we got a tiny fraction of John’s courage? And obedience?
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